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Lëtzebuergesch Politikerin. | A Luxembourg politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.
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Viviane Reding Biography

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D'Viviane Reding gebuer de 27. Abrëll 1951 zu Esch-Uelzecht ass eng lëtzebuergesch Politikerin. D'Viviane Reding huet 3 Kanner.

 

No hirem Studium op der Sorbonne, zu Paräis, dat se mat engem Doktorat ofgeschloss hat, huet d'Viviane Reding vun 1978-1999 als Journalistin an Editorialistin beim Wort geschafft. Tëscht 1986 an 1998 war si Presidentin vun der Union luxembourgeoise des Journalistes. 1979 a 1984 gouf d'Viviane Reding fir all Kéier 5 Joer an d'Chamber gewielt, an tëscht 1989 an 1999 war si Deputéiert am Europaparlament. Vun 1981 bis 1999 war si och am Escher Gemengerot. An hirer Partei, der CSV, war si 1995-1999 Vizepresidentin, a vun 1988-1993 war se Nationalpresidentin vun de Chrëschtlech-soziale Fraen.

 

Zanter 1999 ass d'Viviane Reding Member vun der Europäescher Kommissioun. Ënner der Presidence vum Romano Prodi war si zoustänneg fir Erzéiung, Kultur, Jugend, Medien a Sport. 2004 gouf s'an der Kommissioun vum José Manuel Barroso responsabel fir d'Dossieren Informatiounsgesellschaft a Medien.

 

2009 huet d'Viviane Reding op hiert Mandat als Europa-Deputéiert verzicht, fir dat se bei de Wale fir d'Europaparlament 2009 gewielt gi war, wéi si vum Jean-Claude Juncker, dem Formateur vun der Regierung, déi aus de Chamberwale vum 7. Juni 2009 ervirgoe sollt, och fir dat nächst Kommissiounsmandat virgeschloe gouf. De 27. November 2009 huet de José Manuel Barroso si zur Vizepresidentin vun der Kommissioun, responsabel fir Justiz, Mënschen- a Biergerrechter, gemaach. Si huet hiert Amt am Februar 2010 ugetrueden.

 

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Viviane Reding (born 27 April 1951 in Esch-sur-Alzette) is a Luxembourg politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. Before starting a professional career as a journalist for the leading newspaper in Luxembourg, the Luxemburger Wort, she obtained a doctorate in human sciences at the Sorbonne. From 1986 to 1998, she was President of the Luxembourg Union of Journalists. On 27 November 2009, she was upgraded in the "Barroso II Commission" to Vice-President responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. She is affiliated with the European People's Party (EPP). She is divorced and has three children.

 

Political career

Reding started her political career in 1979, as a Member of the Luxembourg Parliament. She then became leader of Luxembourg's EPP delegation in the European Parliament from 1989 to 1999 and she was a Member of the group's office. Within the European Parliament, she has held positions as Chair of the Petitions Committee for 3 years, and Vice-Chair of the Social Committee and the Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs Committee for 2 years each.

 

From 1981 to 1999, she was Communal conciliator of the city of Esch, in which she was President of the Cultural Affairs Committee from 1992 to 1999. From 1988 to 1993, she was national president of the Christian-Social Women and from 1995 to 1999 and president of the Christian Social People's Party.

 

From 1999 to 2004, she was appointed Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth, Media and Sport and in 2004 she became Commissioner for Information Society and Media. In June 2009, she was elected Member of the European Parliament, heading the list of the Christian Social People's Party. In November 2009, she was appointed Vice-President on the European Commission and responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship having taken up functions in February 2010 after being confirmed by the European Parliament.

 

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November 14, 2012 

updated: 2013-11-19

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